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Assam House clears GST Bill

In a historic move, Assam on Friday ratified the Constitution amendment Bill on the Goods and Services tax hardly a week after Parliament cleared the Bill.

With this, days are not far to replace most of the indirect taxes. VAT, central sales tax, luxury tax, entry tax (all forms), and entertainment and amusement tax will be incorporated into the GST.

The new regime will benefit the tax department, and trade and industry.

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Raha College golden jubilee from Jan 27

10 Dec 2014 - 11:05am | Dibya J Borthakur

Preparations are on to celebrate the three-day golden jubilee celebration of Raha college , one of the leading college in greater Raha areas from January 27 next.

Meanwhile, a management committee for smooth celebration of the golden jubilee programmes with Raha MLA Piyush Hazarika as president, Ghana Bora as executive president, Dr. Bed Kumar Chaliha, Raha College principal, as Secretary was formed. The three-day celebration programmes include flag hosting, cultural procession, seminars, open meeting, alumni meet and releasing of souvenir. A cultural function will be held at night on January 29 where popular singer Jubeen Garg will perform and enthrall the music lovers.

Gogoi to quit before Sonia

22 May 2014 - 8:11am | AT News

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi is all set to seek Sonia Gandhi's permission to quit a week after poll debacle.               But AICC sources told Assam Times that the Congress president is unlikely to accept the move.                Talking to reporters on Wednesday evening at the Assam Bhawan premises he confimed his decision.              Three of his trusted cabinet colleagues Pradyut Bordoloi, Rockybul Hussain, Nilomoni Sendeka and Anjan Dutta are set to call on Gandhi to urge her not to accept the move.                On the other hand, MLAs Piyush Hazarika,Jayantamalla Barua and Rekibuddin Ahmed on Wednesday sent a memoramdum  to Sonia Gandhi through Ahmed Patel  requesting  to accept Gogoi's resignation.  The dissident camp has claimed to have received the support of 45 MLAs seeking change in leadership.

SC to hear NRC draft date plea on Nov 29,30

22 Nov 2017 - 5:24pm | AT News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme court has reserved its judgment on the validity or acceptability of panchayat documents in the NRC works after it heard both sides on Wednesday.

A division bench of the country's apex court comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice RF Nariman completed hearing of the case and reserved the ruling.

The bench is hearing the petition on the time for publication of the much-awaited NRC draft along with border fencing issue on November 29 and 30.

The home ministry moved a petition before the top court recently seeking permission to extend the date for publication of NRC draft till July 31, 2018 instead of December 31, 2018 triggering huge protest in the state.